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U.S. military needs more drones than tanks, says HASC chair Smith


The U.S. military isn’t properly balanced to fight modern conflicts, and lawmakers will be pushing the Pentagon to modernize faster, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday. Unmanned systems are an example of a capability that the Department of Defense needs more of, said Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash. “We need to … modernize our approach to warfare technology. It’s all about information and survivability now. I mean,…

Nominee for Pentagon’s top acquisition post intends to prioritize munitions


President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said expanding munitions stockpiles for the U.S. military and international partners will be a top priority if he’s confirmed by the Senate. The importance of advanced munitions has been highlighted in recent weeks during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Since the large-scale Russian attack kicked off on Feb. 24, Ukrainian forces have put up stiff resistance…